It’s 3 o’clock in the morning and one or both of the twins are crying. I sleepily make my way down the hall and search for their ninnies (what we call pacifiers in this house), but in the dim-lit nursery, that is not an easy task. Landon started out day 1 sucking his thumb, so he was a great self-soother and slept through the night starting at about 3 months. Keeley and the twins have been another story. They all took to the pacifier but it’s difficult for me to find their ninnies in the middle of the night, let alone them being able to find it and use it to self-soothe!
BinkiBear was created by Jackie Raimondi out of necessity; her son loved his teddy bear and his binki, but they didn’t have an easy way to bring both along without losing one. After trial and error, Jackie found the perfect solution and came up with BinkiBear!
BinkiBears have several health benefits including the reduction of S.I.D.S., helping babies self-soothe and easing the weaning process!
I was sent two BinkiBears to have Charlie and Zoe try out. I will admit that they were a bit smaller in person than I was expecting, but then I thought about it and of course they are going to be smaller….they are for babies!
The BinkiBears are very soft, perfect for snuggling!
It was very easy to attach the pacifier to the BinkiBear; it also is easy to disconnect it so you can wash the bear.
They really are a perfect size for the twins. I will say that Zoe is more of a pacifier baby than Charlie, but they both love snuggling up with their BinkiBears! Charlie has two teeth, with more on the way, and he loves chomping on his BinkiBear’s legs, which is something that he would not be able to do if he only had a pacifier.
And while the twins still are waking up in the middle of the night, now we wait a minute in our bed listening, to see if they are able to self-soothe, and more than half the time now we are NOT having to get up to help get them back to sleep. And for the times that we do, it is soooo much easier finding something that will comfort them and help them get back to sleep, whether it’s the bear or the binki! And they do wonders in the car when all you can do is try to reach around your seat to get that pacifier back in their mouths!
We were fortunate that Keeley kind of weaned herself of her ninny, but I know that sometimes it can be a real struggle for parents to get that pacifier out of their child’s mouth! With the BinkiBear, the children are already attached to the bear and use it with the binki to self-soothe, so I would imagine that it would be so much easier to wean a child off a pacifier with the BinkiBear because they still have their bear to snuggle with!
***Look for BinkiBear in Mommy’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide in the ‘For Baby’ category!***
Mommy and 4 Peas in a Pod Disclosure: I received 2 BinkiBears in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% mine and were not influenced in any way; they may differ from yours. I did NOT receive any monetary compensation for this post.